Arkansas Crime

Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister
Arkansas Business

A commission that oversees Arkansas judges has filed charges of failing to pay state and federal income taxes against Saline County Circuit Court Judge Bobby McCallister.

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission said Tuesday that McCallister appears to have filed no more than tax returns since 1995, but said it isn't clear how much he may owe.

Attorneys for McCallister didn't immediately return phone calls for comment.

Music historian Stephen Koch, host of the public radio music documentary program Arkansongs and author of Louis Jordan: Son of Arkansas, Father of R&B joined KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman to talk about an effort to squash rap concerts.

The Pulaski County Quorum Court meets in a building on South Broadway.
Google Earth

Local leaders are scrambling for solutions in the wake of a mass shooting at a Little Rock night club earlier this month. The Pulaski County Quorum Courts is considering during Tuesday’s meeting on a resoultion encouraging cities to place a 180 day moratorium on musical performances deemed to encourage violence.

Power Bar and Ultra Lounge Mass Shooting
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

The liquor license of a Little Rock nightclub where a shooting during a rap concert left 28 people injured will remain suspended. The Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control informed nightclub owner Herman Lewis on Monday that the license will remain suspended pending an investigation of potential violations. Power Ultra Lounge's liquor license was suspended soon after the July 1 shooting during a concert by rapper Ricky Hampton, also known as Finese2Tymes Lewis did not testify during the Monday hearing.

Governor Asa Hutchinson violent crime task force
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced the creation of a multi-jurisdictional, investigative joint task force that will help the Little Rock Police Department respond to a recent spike in violent crimes, including the Power Ultra Club shooting last week.

Backed by a phalanx of local, state and federal law enforcement, prosecutors and correction officials in the packed Governor’s Conference Room at the State Capitol, Hutchinson outlined what he described as an effort to take back the “streets of Little Rock.”

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden says his relatives were among the 28 people injured in a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub last week.

The Little Rock native and two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up said in a statement that his nephew called him early Saturday and said he'd been shot at Power Ultra Lounge. McFadden's statement says other relatives were also shot at the club.

McFadden says he went to the scene "to check on my relatives and to offer any help I could."

Federal prosecutors say a rapper shot someone in the neck while leaving a different Arkansas club just days before headlining a Little Rock concert where a shooting left 28 people injured.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas said Monday that a complaint has been filed against 25-year-old, also known as Finese2Tymes, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

A rapper whose concert in Little Rock was the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured has been arrested on unrelated assault charges while outside an Alabama club where he was performing just 24 hours later.

Twenty-five-year-old Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested Sunday on outstanding charges of aggravated assault with a gun out of Forrest City in eastern Arkansas, the U.S. Marshals Service says.

Power Bar and Ultra Lounge Mass Shooting
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

  

Little Rock police say 25 people were shot at a club called the Power Bar and Ultra Lounge early Saturday morning. There were no reported fatalities. Police said three others had injuries that were not from gun shots.  

The club is on the second floor of a building in downtown Little Rock located at 220 West 6th Street. 

Little Rock police say they do not believe the incident was terror-related or involved an active shooter, but resulted from a dispute, which could possibly be gang related. 

Little Rock has had several drive-by shootings over the past week but police say recent ones don't seem to be random.

An 18-year-old was shot Thursday and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police spokesman Steve McClanahan told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it appeared that the shooting was not random. He did not offer details.

Separately, police said an arrest was made in drive-by shooting Tuesday that injured a 7-year-old boy. McClanahan said it appeared the shooter was targeting a group of people - not the child.

Pages